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is there a diffrent method of doing a tooth implant? i've had a tooth implant fall out three times over a year or so. it fell out about 3-4 weeks after the procedures were done. they said that my jaw has been rejecting it or something down those lines. is

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Dr. John Kong
Dr. John Kong answered
Dentistry 18 years experience
Dental : Dental implants have a success rate of about 95% so the fact the it failed 3x over a year is unusual. It is always a possibility that you cannot receive an implant in that particular area of the jaw due to rejection, but before you make that a final conclusion, i would see a board-certified periodontist or an oral surgeon for a consult if you had the implant placed by a someone else. Periodontists and oral surgeons are specialists in dental implant surgery.
Dr. Jack Binder
Specializes in Dentistry
Not rejection: Implants can fail, but they cannot be rejected, since they are just metal, and rejection has to do with things that are tissue-based, like kidneys, livers, hearts, etc. There could be many reasons that an implant fails. I suggest seeing an experienced implantologist. Please note that there is no such thing as a specialist in implantology, just dentists with experience placing implants.

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